I’m not a full-face-of-makeup kind of girl. It’s only on certain occasions that you’ll see me wearing a full-coverage foundation with a bold smoky eye and a bright red lip. What I do reach for on the daily? A good tube of mascara, Glossier Generation G, brow product, and a dash of blush. I’ll even go so far as to say you can eliminate everything but mascara, because we all have those days that we have to get ready in a pinch.
But here comes my problem when it comes to mascara: I have sensitive eyes, just as I have pretty sensitive skin. One swipe of the wrong mascara and my eyes start to burn and water nonstop, leaving a smudged mess that’s not exactly the look I was going for. And even though I have found one that works well for me, I’ve been itching for a switch it up a bit as of late.
That’s when I turned to the vast world of Amazon, Sephora, Dermstore, and Walmart to find the absolute best mascaras for sensitive eyes. By combing through the reviews, I was able to find 17 holy-grail products that seem like they won’t make my eyes burn, water, or itch. Bonus if they add instant length and volume, which several promise to do.
Ahead, see the 17 best mascaras for sensitive eyes, all of which I’m dying to try out ASAP.